October 2014

Man found guilty of child rape


A Runcorn man has been jailed for 10 years for raping a young girl

Unemployed Matthew Gary Reed (23) of Runcorn was found guilty at Chester crown court of two counts of rape on a child who was aged under 13-years-old

The female child was aged just 11-years-old. One count of rape related to an anal sex attack

The court heard that the attacks took place on June 16th 2014. The child told her mother what had happened, and the police were informed.

Reed continued to deny the attacks and resorted to several outbursts from the stand which included calling the victim: “A lying little slag”

Reed was sentenced to ten years imprisonment for each count, to run concurrently

He was ordered to sign the sex offenders’ register for life, and he will also be subject to a sexual offences prevention order on his release